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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( Director of Behavioral Health )

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Klamath Health Partnership, Inc. (KHP) operates a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Klamath Falls, Oregon offering medical, dental, behavioral health & pharmacy services. KHP is seeking an experienced and innovative provider for a full-time position. The provider is committed to changing how care is delivered to meet the Patient Centered Primary Care Medical Home initiative and providing integrated services and dedicated to innovation directed at improving patient health. The Mental Health Director/ Behavioral Health Family Nurse Practitioner oversees the functioning of Mental Health Department, including the provider group. Actively supports the mission of the health center in the community. Interacts regularly with other key staff members and the Executive Leadership Team. Acts as a liaison between the providers and others involved with the clinic, as well as the broader health care community, Performs duties of Psychiatric Health Nurse Practitioner. Key Responsibilities Supervision (50%) Provides staff oversight to the Mental Health Department. Periodically reviews and updates policies and procedures as they pertain to the Mental Health Department. Reviews incident reports Coordinates clinical Quality Improvement (QI) and clinical measures. Participates in regular meetings with management staff, representing the providers and other Clinical Services staff. Participates in discussions and problem solving regarding revenue generation, budget and financial planning, strategic planning, organizational systems patient satisfaction, personnel policies, salaries and benefits, contract provisions and expansion of reduction of staff, facility and services, as these relate to mental health program concerns. Directly supervise provider group, document annual performance evaluations and other timely feedback to staff. Facilitate the preparation of the provider clinic schedule. Convene, facilitate and document regular provider meetings and oversee appropriate follow up of their content. (Record minutes and keep on file) Facilitate case management and peer review meetings. Prepare quarterly report for the Board of Directors Orient and arrange for appropriate clinical supervision and evaluation of new providers. Serve as representative of clinic at local, state, regional and national meetings by mutual agreement with the Executive Director and the provider group. Act as a liaison regarding clinical issues for the staff with Region X, US Public Health Service and National Service Corps and other groups and agencies, if appropriate. Patient Care (50%) In conjunction with primary care providers, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is responsible for diagnosing, treating and managing individuals that are experiencing mental health disorders, psychosocial problems. Treating both chronic and acute emotional and/or health problems. Managing patient medications in conjunction with PCP. Conducting intake assessments of mental and behavioral conditions, providing therapy using a variety of models (CBT, ACT, DBT, etc.) and processes. Assess and evaluate “at risk” patients within a medical setting, developing prevention strategies including the involvement of additional agencies such as DHS, Tribe, SPOKES, KBBH, LCS and/or calling 911 when necessary. Provide emergency telephone counseling and support services for patients and community partners (such as the hospital.) Making effective referrals to other providers as indicated by patient’s (specialty) needs. Documentation of all patient activity including phone calls in a timely and accurate manner. Forwarding notes and information needed to other team providers such as the PCP so that they can make any needed adjustments in patient’s care. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: A Masters of Science in Nursing degree specializing in psychiatric healthcare. Current Oregon State License Ability to initiate, adjust, monitor and recommend changes in drug therapy in conjunction with PCP Multicultural abilities are necessary, and Spanish speaking is another strong preference. Knowledge of behavioral health medicine, and use of evidence-based treatment models. Ability to make accurate clinical (DSM – 5) assessments, using a variety of assessment tools. Ability to work as an effectively team member in a high stress/paced environment. Computer skills, including experience with an EMR or other electronic records format. Community Health Center: Yes/FQHC Possible option for National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Site: Yes Possible option for National Health Service Corps Scholar Site: Yes Highlights Klamath Health Partnership is an FQHC, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide comprehensive medical, dental, behavioral and community health services to the medically underserved of the Klamath Basin in south central Oregon. We are committed to the lifetime wellness of our community, by providing accessible care to everyone with compassion and respect, regardless of ability to pay. We are pleased to have received the Tier 3 Certification from the Oregon Health Authority Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) for our quality of care. Klamath Health Partnership is staffed by a comprehensive team of over 50 health professionals consisting of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, lab and x-ray technicians, dentists, dental hygienists, and certified ancillary personnel, some of whom are bilingual. As part of employment, our team members enjoy comprehensive benefits such as NHSC loan repayment qualification and FTCA coverage, and flexible schedules for a healthy work/life balance. Location/Klamath Falls, Oregon Region/Southern Population/25,001 and above Service Area/25,001 and above Community Type/Rural J1/Yes Community Information Klamath County provides one of the most beautiful and authentic nature experiences anywhere. Klamath County is just the kind of place that might change your life, certainly your perspective. Hiking, biking, bird watching, golfing, fishing, Klamath offers outstanding options. Particularly spectacular local gems are the Pacific Crest Trail, Sky Lakes Wilderness and Mountain Lakes Wilderness areas which are home to many hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, backpacking, and camping options. Multiple lakes are hidden within these forests and are waiting to be discovered by you! Fishing options include the Upper Klamath River, Williamson River, Rogue River and Wood River. Here in the Klamath Basin you can fish for a week and never see the same water twice! The region is as rich with beautiful calm paddling spots as it is with bird life. Enjoy a unique scenic kayak or canoe float on calm water rivers, lakes, wetlands and wildlife refuges. Be a part our spectacular community and discover your own personal adventure. Possible Compensation Range-$ 81,963 -$ 104,560 Relocation Costs Covered-Yes Is CME Allowance Available-Yes Loan Repayment Option-NHSC, State Paid Time-Off Days per Year-24+ Additional Benefits Full Package, Medical, Dental, Vision, Pharmacy, Life, Disability, Retirement Savings w/match and more! Hours vary per site and position dental is mostly business hours Employment Type: Full Time



Klamath Falls, OR
97601 USA